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Guns and Suicide

** Please understand before reading that whether current gun laws need to change is NOT the topic of this post. It is about understanding something about suicide and how using it for political purposes is offensive and totally ignores the victim and those left behind . If I offend anyone, which I very well may, […]

The Oaks and The Willows

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”

― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post titled I Have To Stop Giving A Sh*t talking about no longer worrying about what the actual stresses in my life […]

I Have To Stop Giving A Sh*t

I’ve been pretty absent recently dealing with a big chunk of burnout. Not diabetes burnout, but caregiver burnout. While I really have to do very little for mom, there are a lot of things that roll into the caregiver picture, at least for me.

Always “on” – the monitors are always on. I’m always listening, […]

Finding Morpheus

** those following along the last few months know who Morpheus refers to… for those who don’t it is how I refer to my psychologist in my blog posts describing my experiences in talk therapy

One of the main benefits of social media is that it allows people to connect, to draw on the joint […]

Loss Of An Old Friend

** taking a slight detour from my account of dealing with my depression to talk a little about my mom

Those who have read my blog for a while will know that I am a live-in caregiver for my mother. Two years ago, we were beginning to have serious End of Life discussions and were […]